October 16, 2012 in Nation/World

Rolling Stones plan 2012 tour dates

 

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Perennial worries about Keith Richards’ health have never been enough to sideline the Rolling Stones for long. After postponing a planned 50th anniversary tour to 2013, the band posted a video to announce its long-rumored concert dates celebrating the occasion in London and the New York area.

The small run of shows start on Nov. 25 and Nov. 29 at London’s O2 Arena, followed by Dec. 13 and Dec. 15 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The dates will be the band’s first shows as a complete act – with Richards, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood – in five years.

The dates come at the heels of “GRRR!,” a greatest hits collection due next month featuring two new songs, “Doom and Gloom” and “One More Shot,” that find the band in an unexpectedly ferocious mood.

Hogan files lawsuits over sex tape

Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan sued a disc jockey, the DJ’s ex-wife and a gossip website Monday after a sex tape involving Hogan and the woman was posted online.

Hogan said in two lawsuits that he had consensual sex with his best friend’s wife, Heather Clem, about six years ago in the Clemses’ home, but he did not know he was being secretly recorded.

The video was posted on the online gossip site Gawker. Hogan is seeking $100 million in damages from the New York-based media company, which declined to comment.

It’s unclear who gave the video to Gawker.

Hogan is seeking the rights to the video in both lawsuits.

Walters to interview Lohan

Barbara Walters says she will interview Lindsay Lohan next month for ABC’s “20/20” newsmagazine.

Walters announced on Monday’s edition of her talk show, “The View,” that the interview will air on Nov. 16. It paves the way for Lohan’s would-be comeback project, “Liz & Dick,” which premieres later that month.

The Lifetime biopic stars the 26-year-old actress as screen diva Elizabeth Taylor. It spotlights Taylor’s quarter-century love affair with celebrated leading man Richard Burton, whom she married and divorced twice.

Grant Bowler, whose credits include the TV series “True Blood” and “Lost,” plays Burton in the film.

The birthday bunch

Actress Angela Lansbury is 87. Author Gunter Grass is 85. Actress Suzanne Somers is 66. Actor-director Tim Robbins is 54. Rock musician Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 50. Singer Wendy Wilson (Wilson Phillips) is 43. Singer John Mayer is 35.


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